Dutch Pavilion Dubai / V8 Architects
Textual content description supplied by the architects. The Netherlands pavilion at EXPO 2020 epitomizes the theme chosen by the Netherlands, ‘uniting water, power and meals’. It allows us to indicate how our nation can hyperlink sustainable power, water administration, agriculture, and circularity. The pavilion was designed as a round local weather system, a biotope, and can quickly offer a particular customer expertise. It tells the story of the Netherlands’ participation in a means that stimulates the entire senses.
Guests can expertise the underlying hyperlink between progressive Dutch options for water, power, and meals points. Within the pavilion, water is made, power is generated, and meals is harvested. The Netherlands pavilion is markedly totally different from the opposite pavilions: That’s as a result of the pavilion itself is the exhibition and person expertise.
The pavilion’s structure is a bodily illustration of the Netherlands’ key message at this worldwide exhibition, specifically the inextricable hyperlink between water, power, and meals. A local weather system is created utilizing pure phenomena, comparable to condensation, photo voltaic power, photosynthesis, fungus manufacturing, the diploma of humidity, and temperature transmission. Water, power, and meals are circularly harvested inside this method.
The sensory expertise of this, mixed with a incredible guests’ present by Kossmann De Jong and BIND supplies a sensational feeling of the ability of nature and Dutch improvements primarily based on nature. The pavilion has been designed to showcase sustainability and circularity, and it has additionally been constructed with these in thoughts. All the supplies used will probably be returned or will acquire one other objective on the finish. This retains the carbon footprint of the pavilion as small as potential.
In distinction to the civil engineering nature of the outside, the inside of the pavilion provides a layer of sunshine and refinement. The supplies used within the inside are additionally reusable, recyclable, or biologically degradable. On this regard, it options distinctive improvements comparable to a bio-based curtain produced from biopolymers, particularly designed photo voltaic panels that generate power and on the identical time provide daylight to edible crops.
Within the VIP lounge, ground tiles and acoustic wall parts have been designed and applied utilizing a brand new bio-based constructing materials that’s primarily based on mycelium. Mycelium is the vegetative a part of a fungus, that after drying varieties the idea of those constructing merchandise. The pavilion is made with the one materials that may be ‘harvested’ regionally along with sand, specifically metal sheet piling. These parts are usually used to create basis pits for skyscrapers or harbor basins, which we’re good at within the Netherlands.
We borrowed the entire building supplies, specifically the sheet piling and tubular struts, from the Dutch agency Meever, which additionally has a department in Dubai. On the finish of Expo 2020, this materials will probably be returned to the native building business in order that it may be utilized in new initiatives. This allows us to maintain the pavilion’s carbon footprint ultra-low, and we’ll go away behind a transparent constructing plot with solely desert sand on the finish.